Current shipping news

Please note the following timetable restrictions.

Dear ladies and gentlemen,dear friends of KD,

below you will find important information about our river boat cruises and event cruises.

You can find all the important information for your cruise on board the KD here.If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the KD Service Centre.

KD Service Centre
Monday - Friday
08:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tel. +49 (0)221/2088-318
Fax +49 (0)221/2088-345

Your KD

Current News

Scheduled cruises 2023: restrictions and timetable changes

For internal reasons, there are the following restrictions and timetable changes on scheduled services:

KD Siebengebirge Mountains Tour (Cologne - Linz)

Cruise 09:30 from Cologne - to 14:50 Uhr Linz / 15:50 from Linz - to 19:00 Uhr Cologne

  • Unfortunately, the KD scheduled service between Cologne and Linz has to be canceled on the following days: 06.05., 11.05., 13. & 14.05., 18.06., 22.07., 19.08., 26.08., 02.09, 30.09.2023.

  • Our partner ship MS Beethoven operates on the following days:: every Tuesday & Wednesday and on the following days:  11.05., 04.06, 15.06., 16.07, 05. & 06.08., 01.10.2023

  • Unfortunately, on the following days the cruise is just beginning and ending in Bonn: 07.05.2023.


Thank you for your understanding!


06.06.2023: Cruises with MS Asbach (Boppard-Koblenz-St.Goar) are cancelled

For internal reasons, there will be no cruises with MS Asbach on June 6th, 2023. The following cruises are cancelled: 

  • Boppard, from 10.15 - to Koblenz (arrival 11.45)
  • Koblenz, from 12.00 - to St. Goar, (arrival 15.20)
  • St. Goar, from 15.30 - to Koblenz, (arrival 17.40)

Panorama cruises Frankfurt are canceled from 30.06. until 04.07.2023 & 13.07.

Due to the Event IRONMAN Frankfurt on 02.07. and the locking of Mainkai all panorama cruises in Frankfurt are canceled from 30.06. until 04.07.2023. 
For internal reasons, there will be also no cruises  on July 13th, 2023.

Ticket Offices not maintained

Unfortunately, the Ticket Office is currently not staffed at the following KD stations:

  • Route Köln - Linz
    KD Ticket Office Köln-Porz
    KD Ticket Office Wesseling
    KD Ticket Office Bad Goedeberg
    KD Ticket Office Bad Honnef
    KD Ticket Office Remagen 
    KD Ticket Office Linz
  • Route Koblenz - Mainz
    KD Ticket Office Rhens
    KD Ticket Office Braubach
    KD Ticket Office Kamp-Bornhofen
    KD Ticket Office Oberwesel (staffed up with start of high season)

The stations are approached in the regular timetable. Tickets are available in the online shop or on board the ships.

  • KD Ticket Office Cologne: Urban construction work on the banks of the Rhine in Cologne

    The city of Cologne is currently working on an elaborate refurbishment project on the banks of the Rhine. The urban construction work means that there are restrictions and changes in traffic routing for pedestrians and cyclists between the Fischmarkt square and the Pegelturm tower. The KD piers are also affected by the construction work. You can get up-to-date information on the departures from the KD Ticket Office.

    Of course, we are still there for you in person. The KD Ticket Office in Cologne can be found underneath Hohenzollernbrücke bridge. You can purchase tickets there or in advance online. For your arrival, please note that the bus parking lot at the Bastei is still closed (further information here). Information for your arrival by coach can be found here.

Book tickets for KD cruises online here

Restrictions due to major events

Please note that numerous major events are planned in the cities again in 2023, which may cause traffic disruptions. Here is an overview of the events planned for 2023, where there may be restrictions on the cruises or where a longer journey should be planned. We will keep you updated about possible restrictions here.

Events 2023 (is continuously updated):

  • 13.05. Japantag, Düsseldorf
  • 08. - 11.06. Magic Bike, Rüdesheim
  • 01.10. Marathon, Köln

Landing stage Rhens is not accessible in 2023

The landing stage Rhens will be dismantled promptly for the necessary repair and will not be accessible in 2023.

Arrival Lorch/Rüdesheim: Municipal works until the end of June

Please note the information on the complete closure and diversions between Lorch-Bächergrund and Rüdesheim-Assmanshausen.You can find detailed information here.

Diversion plan
Weekend trips
with MS Swiss Crystal

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